Margaret Sullavan
Date of Birth
May 16, 1911
Birth Place:
Norfolk, VA


Sullavan was born Margaret Brooke. Having studied dance and drama since childhood, she debuted onstage at age 17 with the now-celebrated University Players, a troupe which included several other future stars, including Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda. Three years later she made it to Broadway, and in 1933 she signed a lucrative film contract. For most of the next decade she was busy as a lead...